All Central America articles – Page 5

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    Shipping focus: The unexpected rise of Hambantota port

    2014-12-17T12:18:35Z

    While it may seem an unlikely destination, the Sri Lankan port is a growing automotive hub for transhipments from Asia to global markets. The right mix of incentives, capacity and shipping links have been catching OEMs' attention. Sri Lanka, the island nation off the southeast coast of southern India doesn’t ...

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    Improved performance at a lower cost

    2014-12-16T16:23:08Z

    PSA Peugeot Citroën’s director for finished vehicle supply chain Guy Lederer (left) describes how his goals to reduce stock and delivery lead times are at the heart of efforts to put the OEM ‘Back in the Race’ The past year has been a transformative one for PSA Peugeot Citroën. Many ...

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    Gefco targets automotive in Algeria

    2014-12-16T11:12:43Z

    Gefco is expanding its North African network by establishing itself in Algeria and targeting services for the automotive and energy sectors. The transport and logistics provider said the Algerian automotive sector was growing rapidly, with sales of new vehicles reaching 423,000 units in 2013, up more than 20% compared to ...

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    Audi special report: A question of complexity and convergence

    2014-12-15T20:01:39Z

    The plethora of models, derivatives and options that has boosted Audi’s success over the past decade would not have been possible without an evolution in its logistics management and processes Audi’s emphasis on technology and innovation – Vorsprung durch Technik , as its Teutonic motto proclaims – is at the ...

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    Audi special report: Outbound delivery accuracy

    2014-12-15T20:00:06Z

    The concept of Liefertreue , or delivery reliability, is central to Audi’s customer promise and consequently crucial in every aspect of the supply chain right up to the point of receipt at dealers, says Dr Michael Hauf, head of brand logistics (pictured) Consumers who order an Audi and customise it ...

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    Symbols for better days ahead

    2014-12-15T14:08:44Z

    The 2014 Automotive Logistics India conference, held in Gurgaon, revealed that despite years of lacklustre growth, the Indian automotive logistics industry has not lost its hope in its own potential. Buoyed by the reforms expected from the recently elected government, executives are now looking forward to ‘ acche din ’ ...

  • AmlanBose,Ford
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    India Conference: Ford switches to LLP model for inbound and export logistics

    2014-12-14T16:24:20Z

    As it prepares to open its second Indian plant next month, Ford has switched its inbound logistics outsourcing in the country from the use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), which managed transport through a mix of its own assets and other carriers, to a ‘lead logistics provider’ concept ...

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    Honda boosts Acura exports through Jaxport to Middle East

    2014-12-03T14:58:54Z

    American Honda Motor has started exporting its new Acura MDX and TLX models via the US East Coast port of Jacksonville to the Middle East. It is first time new Acura models are being made available in the Middle East through a dealership network in the region. Kuwait will be ...

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    European auto exports rise in key markets

    2014-12-03T11:45:51Z

    Latest figures show that the European Union has increased the export of automotive products indicating the importance of world markets for recovery – at least for the higher end brands – in a sector that has been dogged by sluggish sales within its borders since 2007. However, longer term, those ...

  • Thomas Schmall Mitglied des Markenvorstands Volkswagen fuer den Geschaeftsbereich Komponente ab 1 Januar 2015
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    Neubauer retirement at VW leads to global reshuffle

    2014-11-26T13:22:58Z

    Thomas Schmall (left) is moving from his position as president and CEO of Volkswagen do Brasil to take up a new role as Board of Management member responsible for Components. Schmall is replacing Prof. Dr Werner Neubauer who is retiring but will continue at the Group in an advisory capacity. ...

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    Magna puts more in providers’ hands

    2014-11-25T17:03:37Z

    As tier suppliers take over more content and engineering in the automotive supply chain, the scope for logistics providers to increase their services and value to companies such as Magna is growing. For decades, the automotive supply chain has seen considerable product development and engineering spread from OEMs to the ...

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    Navarro takes up MP&L role for JLR in Brazil

    2014-11-25T16:00:16Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Marcelo Wilson Navarro as its senior manager for Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) in Brazil. He moves across from his role as regional manufacturing manager at Pepsico, which was based in the Sorocaba region. Prior to his time at Pepsico, Navarro had logistics and management ...

  • General Motors announces senior leadership changes Thursday, Nov
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    Grace Lieblein moves roles amidst top level GM shake up

    2014-11-24T16:20:49Z

    As part of a number of high level management changes at General Motors, it has been announced that Grace Lieblein, currently vice-president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, is moving to the position of vice-president, Global Quality. Steve Kiefer, currently vice-president, Global Powertrain, is moving into her previous role. Lieblein has ...

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    Analysis: logistics in China still needs to shift from big to strong

    2014-11-18T12:33:01Z

    Automotive logistics providers in the world’s largest market might be saying the right things but the industry lacks transparency in many areas. Christopher Ludwig provides a résumé of the market following an important industry gathering Executives at Chinese automotive and logistics companies speak a remarkably similar language when it comes ...

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    Ceva posts automotive wins while profit drops; reorganises global operations

    2014-11-17T11:11:11Z

    In its Q3 results, Ceva Logistics has reported that business wins in 2014 so far are up 20% year-on-year. New business in the Contract Logistics division has risen 19% and Freight Management wins increased by 20%, thanks to new automotive contracts in the last quarter. However, overall profits have fallen ...

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    Moving into an up-and-coming neighbourhood

    2014-11-15T09:28:57Z

    While comparisons have been made between Australia and South Africa’s automotive industry, and concerns are growing, experts in the country believe the country has to take advantage of logistics and proximity to potential markets such as Nigeria. South Africa’s automotive industry could share a similar fate to Australia, where OEMs ...

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    Rival operators benefit from Horizon Lines break up

    2014-11-12T16:03:15Z

    The business of US domestic container shipping company Horizon Lines is being sold off to rivals Matson and The Pasha Group. Matson is buying Horizon’s Alaska operations and the assumption of all non-Hawaii business liabilities for $69.2m plus the repayment of outstanding debt. The Pasha Group has bought Horizon’s Hawaii ...

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    South America: Where logistics can hurt you

    2014-11-06T16:58:19Z

    The 2014 South America conference proved that inefficient logistics can not only disrupt production, but can hurt long-term growth. OEMs in Brazil are looking for ways to improve the supply chain and avoid falling further behind other countries. During previous Automotive Logistics South America conferences, executives worried about Brazil’s logistics ...

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    South America Summit: High logistics costs put Brazil behind Mexico

    2014-11-05T15:00:26Z

    Brazil’s poor logistics infrastructure and tax bureaucracy are contributing to higher costs and declining competitiveness for the automotive industry, with the country losing out on investment in production and the supply chain, notably to Mexico. “Brazil is facing economic uncertainty, but it also needs to address high labour costs, ...

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    Telematics4u to expand into 150 countries

    2014-11-03T16:52:09Z

    Telematics4u, an India-based IT and telematics-enabled solution and service provider, is planning on expanding its operations to 150 countries over the next four to five years, Pratap Hegde, the company’s chairman and managing director has said. The company is responsible for providing automotive logistics solutions to Mahindra Logistics, which this ...